Capitals Make First Round Of Cuts To 2023 Training Camp Roster:

The Washington Capitals announced on Monday their first round of cuts to their 2023 training camp roster.

Four players were sent back down to their junior teams: 2023 seventh-round picks Antoine Keller and Brett Hyland, 2022 fifth-round pick Jake Karabela and 2023 fourth-round pick Patrick Thomas. Karabela played in yesterday’s preseason game against the Buffalo Sabres.

Meanwhile, eight players were sent back down to the Hershey Bears to participate in their training camp. The five forwards that have been cut are Mike Vecchione, Matthew Strome, Garrett Roe, Jimmy Huntington and Julian Napravnik. The three defensemen that have been cut are Michael Kim, 2017 sixth-round pick Benton Maass and Colin Swoyer. 

Washington resumes its training camp tomorrow and preseason picks back up on Thursday, Sept. 28 against the Detroit Red Wings.

By Jacob Cheris

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Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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7 Responses to Capitals Make First Round Of Cuts To 2023 Training Camp Roster:

  1. DAVID WEBER says:

    seems reasonable so far

  2. Anonymous says:

    I thought Karabela showed some wheels out there.

  3. novafyre says:

    Jon, what junior teams did Keller, Hyland, Thomas, and Karabela go to? Keller came over from Switzerland (unless he’s moonlighting as a cardio surgeon in Layfayette, Louisiana).

    Rays have finally posted a roster on their website. No goalies listed as they wait for the Caps and Bears to loan down. Rays open their season October 21, don’t know their training camp schedule.

    Eleven-year veteran and team captain Andrew Cherniwchan has retired from professional hockey. Cherniwchan, 34, retires with the third most games played in Stingrays history (508). He is also third in all-time Stingrays points (367) and goals (171) and is fourth in assists (196). He is the only Stingray ever to play double-digit seasons in South Carolina. He said “I’m super grateful that Rob Concannon and Spencer Carbery brought me here to the Stingrays. This is where my pro career got started.”

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